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ARCA Regional Meetings – Dates for your diary

Dates for the next round of ARCA regional meetings are now available.

These meetings will include an update on the inaugural ALC licensed asbestos sub-group meeting with the Asbestos Licensing Unit and the January 2019 ALC meeting hosted by ARCA.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance to complement training records and demonstrate and record that individuals have received the information, instruction and training listed.

Find the next meeting in your area here.

Book Training now for 2019

To support your planning all scheduled training course dates for 2019 are available online.

Offering a wide range of specialist training courses to suit you and your team’s needs, and delivered by qualified trainers at training centres across the UK, ARCA is your trainer of choice. Call us if you need a bespoke asbestos training course.

The ARCA team are here to support you so, call us on 01283 505777 or click here to book on a training course.

ARCA members raise funds for Charity

This year ARCA staff and members have raised £16,000, by taking part in various activities, from; muddy fun runs and bike challenges to baking cakes.

The Association supports Mesothelioma UK; a national resource dedicated to supporting people suffering with asbestos cancer and also this year has supported the Wigan and Leigh Hospice; a charity providing palliative care for adult patients with a life-limiting illness.

“A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Charity Week in September and to those who donated. The funds raised will help support the valuable work these charities undertake,” commented Steve Sadley, Chief Executive at ARCA. “We hope that everyone enjoyed all of their activities whilst raising funds for charity.”


ARCA staff study for NEBOSH Diploma

ARCA managers, trainers and auditors, a group of 8, have begun studying for the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. They will be studying for this diploma over two years, through distance learning.

NEBOSH Diplomas are globally recognised qualifications, with the National Diploma the flagship NEBOSH award. This diploma provides core health and safety knowledge, which combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner. The qualification covers four units; managing health and safety, hazardous agents in the workplace, workplace and work equipment safety and the application of health and safety management in the workplace.

“Here at ARCA we are committed to supporting continuous professional development, and undertaking this diploma will expand our knowledge and understanding of health and safety in its widest sense,” comments Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA. “Gaining this qualification will mean a lot of studying, so I’m delighted to see the staff embracing this opportunity.”

“To gain a broader understanding of health and safety, not just the asbestos related aspects I know from working in the industry, is a great opportunity for me,” stated Duncan Williams, ARCA Auditor. “There is a lot of distance studying to undertake, however, we meet once a month for webinars and discussions, which helps us all in our learning and also makes you feel less ‘distant’.”

Asbestos Removal training course for Administrators available in Manchester

To support contractor’s administration staff ARCA delivers a one-day training course so that they can experience what working on-site is really like and some of the issues their colleagues may face, in a safe and controlled environment.

The course includes some practical hands on tasks such as; use of RPE, elements of enclosure construction and use of air/bag locks as well as the decontamination process in enclosures and DCU’s.

This one-day Asbestos Removal for Administrators training course, at £125 +vat, is being delivered in Manchester on 3rd December 2018. To book a place click here or call us on 01283 505777.